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While most people think of a transport company as equivalent to an over the road trucking company, the reality is that transport company services go well beyond those services a trucking company can provide.
For instance, not every delivery of products requires shipment by a delivery truck. It is for this reason that hiring a transport company should involve more than hiring a trucking company. You should choose a transport company that has the ability to ship your customer’s products the best way possible whether it is by truck, by air or by ground transport to a centralized location.
The concept of outsourcing services to a transport company has allowed many companies to eliminate the need for several different delivery methods. Instead of having to ship some products through UPS or Federal Express and others using their own shipping company or hiring a common carrier, they are able to handle all of the deliveries through a transport company that will then process those shipments the best way possible. There is no longer a need for companies to outsource to several different companies thus allowing them to make one telephone call or sending one fax in order to arrange for pick up and delivery of the daily orders.
When you choose a transport company that has the capability to ship many different ways, you will save time and money for not only your company but also your customers. It will be unnecessary to spend precious time trying to find the right shipping services for a particular shipment; your transport company will have a variety of different modes of transportation from which to choose. Providing several methods of transportation allows more flexibility for the transport company and better choices for you to provide your customers when it is time to ship their products.
If you are in the process of seeking a transport company for your company’s shipping needs, you need to consider all of the options. Even if you already have a company that delivers your light parcels, it may prove to be a good investment to find a transport company that can handle all of the shipping needs from one central location. If you take that extra step, you will avoid having to worry about whether a certain shipment is above the weight limitations for a specific carrier because everything will be handled as the need arises using the shipping method that is appropriate for that customer’s order.